Kicking For Autism

Tweet We’ve been fundraising for 11 months now. We’ve raised $8,578.25 which means we only have $5,421.75 to go! During these last 11 months I’ve been trying to think of ways to show Jeffery’s strength, that even though he has these obstacles, he can do anything he sets his mind to. My first thought was his biggest passion, karate. Jeffery is 10 years old and got his black belt the Friday after he turned 10 this year. He worked for 5 years {Read More}

Autism Awareness Month

Tweet April is Autism Awareness Month. It’s close to my heart as Jeffery is on the spectrum and since I’ve started fundraising for him to receive an Autism Service Dog, I get a lot of questions and comments. Autism isn’t always visible, there is a wide spectrum from high functioning like Jeffery to kids who can’t do a whole lot, including being non-verbal. It’s such a wide range because there is also all that in between. The one comment I {Read More}

Number 5 Is Here (Birth Story and Baby Pictures)

Tweet Jamison Brendan arrived August 8th. He weighed 7lbs 12oz and was 18 3/4 in long. If you’re wondering why it’s taken me over a week to post this, it’s because even though I’ve had 4 other c-sections…this was by far the WORST! My biggest mistake was thinking this would be just like, if not better, than my last c-section. With Justin I was out of bed that evening and felt great. The day I got out of the hospital {Read More}

Misconception About Karate

Tweet Since I started Jeffery in karate over 3 years ago I’ve had quite a few people ask me different questions about it. The main question I hear the most is “Don’t you worry Jeffery will end up using karate to be a bully?” or “Won’t he use karate when he’s having one of his fits? Aren’t you worried about that?” I’ve had many people ask these questions or something similar. The answer is always the same to each one…no. {Read More}

Some Days I’m Crazy

Tweet Some people think I’m crazy for having four kids. Some days I agree with them. Most days I can hold it together and make it to bedtime without feeling like I was hit by a couple Mack trucks and a few trains. Some days Jeff is home and I get about a half minute of peace and quiet while they’re bugging him for something or another. But then there are the days when HALFWAY through the day I’m wondering {Read More}

Karate – 2 Months In

Tweet I started doing karate in May because the place Jeffery takes it was running a Mother’s Day special. Mothers could get a free uniform and take classes all month for free. When Mr. K announced the special at the end of April…Jeffery whipped his head around and give me a you’re going to do it….right mom….right? look. I of course couldn’t say no….what did I have to lose, right? Honestly, I went into this thinking I would do the {Read More}

Proud of his Blue Belt Promotion

Tweet Two and a half years ago I never imagined I’d be writing a post like this. Back then Jeffery was a very out of control little boy. We started him in karate to try to channel his anger and let off some steam and energy. It also give him motivation as he liked it and if he misbehaved he could lose his belt or a stripe and he hated that. He started in a place that their warm up {Read More}

National Park Week April 22-26

Tweet I’ve grown up in the Shenandoah Valley. That means that every which way I turn I see mountains and each of those mountains has a National Park on it. I can look in front of me and see George Washington National Park and then turn around and look at Shenandoah National Park. I have fond memories on Skyline Drive which is in the Shenandoah National Park. This upcoming week, April 22 through 26, you can visit Shenandoah National Park {Read More}

Monday Mingle April 15, 2013

Tweet I’m back with Monday Mingle!!!!! If you would like to join in and do a mingle of your own check out Eighty MPH Mom for the questions and she also has a great post with instructions     This week you get to meet Bart and Lisa, my sugar gliders 🙂

Monday Mingle 4/8/13

Tweet I’m back with Monday Mingle!!!!! If you would like to join in and do a mingle of your own check out Eighty MPH Mom for the questions and she also has a great post with instructions 🙂   Sorry for the focusing issue…there’s something going on with my camera so I hope I can get it fixed by next week.